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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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Dustin Carlton

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7867 TEL
(615) 742-2739 FAX

Dustin Carlton

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7867 TEL
(615) 742-2739 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7867 TEL
(615) 742-2739 FAX

Dustin Carlton counsels employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations law, representing clients in a variety of traditional labor and employment matters. Dustin helps employers keep in step with the constantly changing regulations that impact the workplace and works to ensure correct interpretation and implementation of the laws.

Dustin's practice involves:

  • Labor & Employment Law – Counseling employers with respect to day-to-day employment matters, such as hiring and termination, worker classification, wage and hour compliance, discipline, reductions in force, leaves of absence, and disability accommodations.
  • Employment Litigation – Representation related to claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including both common law and statutory whistleblower claims; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference; wage and hour violations; and breach of contract; as well as enforcement of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants.
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation – Representation of employers and employees in drafting executive and other employment agreements, transition agreements, separation and release agreements, confidentiality/nondisclosure agreements, noncompete agreements, staffing agreements, professional employer organization (PEO) agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

Dustin also assists employers in drafting policies and employee handbooks and in responding to complaints filed with administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Before joining the firm, Dustin served as a judicial clerk for Federal Judge Samuel Wilson with the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Dustin graduated first in his class from Wake Forest University School of Law. He earned a B.A. in theology from Oral Roberts University.


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Nashville Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville Junior Chamber

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Accolades

Wake Forest Law Review — Editorial Staff Member; Most Outstanding Empirical Study Award

ABA/BNA Award — Excellence in Labor & Employment Law

CALI Awards — Contracts I; Contracts II; Property; Business Drafting; Federal Jurisdiction; Legislation & Admin. Law; Constitutional Law II; Advanced Legal Research; Federal Criminal Law

Oral Roberts University — Most Outstanding Student, School of Theology (2008)

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